Great Lakes Drinking Water

It's been a while! But I got back recently from an Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources fellowship and thought I would share a few photos from the trip around Lake Erie. The topic was drinking water and the threats it faces in the basin from pollution, eroding confidence in public utilities, plastic pollution and ageing infrastructure.... Continue Reading →

Asian Carp Summer: Ontario, 2015

Corporate Knight's Winter 2016 edition includes a feature on the summer of 2015—Ontario's Asian carp summer. In July and September, researchers from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority found eight mature, fertile grass carp along the Toronto waterfront: three at Tommy Thompson Park and a further five during monitoring efforts at the Toronto Islands marina. From... Continue Reading →

And, But, Therefore

Really fascinating piece from the DotEarth blog on New York Times about a new book on science and narrative from Randy Olson called 'Houston, We Have a Narrative." It contains a good writing theme lifted from Trey Parker, the creator of South Park, who revealed in the documentary Six Days to Air his editing formula: ______ and... Continue Reading →

Signed up with Goodreads!

It took me a while, but I've signed up with Goodreads. Funny thing is, I've been keeping a log of the books I've read in an old Moleskin notebook* since 2006, and it seems as if Goodreads is an online reflection of that with the added feature of allowing others to see what you're reading,... Continue Reading →

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